‘Over That Peak:' NY Eyes End to Mask Rules as Infection Rates Ease, Most Severe Cases Climb

A COVID-19 omicron vaccine is in the works, according to Pfizer and Moderna, but experts say it may already be too late.

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higmy6
higmy6
511 · 5 days ago · Reddit

I think it would be nice if people still wore them when they were sick, not like a mandate or anything, but just if you’re sick with something possibly contagious and going out somewhere you throw on a mask as consideration. I know that far fetched though

sanspoint_
sanspoint_
316 · 5 days ago · Reddit

I'll probably keep masking in places like the subway and grocery store for a while after the rules are ended. I honestly don't mind being masked in most places. Wearing a decent mask that fits properly is perfectly comfortable and you can breathe fine.

ConcernHealthy876
ConcernHealthy876
172 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Hoping for good news for Feb2nd. It will be a beautiful day when masks are a thing of the past.

Though actually wearing the mask in cold weather is kinda nice .

ng3847
ng3847
76 · 5 days ago · Reddit

I'm tired of this at this point. There's a vaccine. There will be more vaccines. You don't take it, that's on you.

cabose7
cabose7
48 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Is there a way to filter comments that use the word Florida

myassholealt
myassholealt
47 · 4 days ago · Reddit

I'd love to return to the no mask days and finally be able to wear my glasses without experience a silent rage every time it fogs up and I have to readjust the glasses and mask.

But I will also miss the mask. It's been nice walking around with half my face covered. I have a resting sad face so not having people constantly ask what's wrong has been great.

Plus they absolutely do work as far as I'm concerned. I've not had even a cold since Spring 2020. I caught Covid when it was going around before the government implemented masks and shut the city down.

No_oNTwix
No_oNTwix
30 · 4 days ago · Reddit

Am I the only one that think these articles are to rushed? Like the numbers are barely down and over 100 people are dying a day still. Pump the breaks with the propaganda, report on something else.

thistlefink
thistlefink
27 · 4 days ago · Reddit

Are you fucking serious? Why can’t they ever start floating this shit when things ARE past peak, not ALMOST past peak.

Krative_Lifestyle
Krative_Lifestyle
26 · 5 days ago · Reddit

I care less about masks and more about NYC having all of its events and activities back to normal. I signed up for an acting class and wine tasting in late Jan. Both have been postponed to march. I guess my social life needs to suffer some more until omicron goes away.

beefcake_123
beefcake_123
22 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Mask mandates are silly when we got bars and restaurants still open. Sure, if those places are closed by government fiat as well, then a mask mandate would make more sense. But even if you are wearing the best mask, you lose all that protection the moment you remove it to eat or drink.

This piece of illogic is why we shouldn't even bother with mask mandates anymore.

tbg293
tbg293
15 · 5 days ago · Reddit

My observation is that people has stopped caring since the chances of hospitalization for the vaxxed are extremely low.

williamwchuang
williamwchuang
9 · 5 days ago · Reddit

I'm really happy with Hochul so far. Hasn't been nakedly corrupt like Adams, and pretty on the ball with clear communications that balance business interests with pandemic control.

The end of the pandemic will be social, when we are just okay with a certain level of COVID infections, illness, and deaths. It will not be the eradication of COVID. However, we can't get to the end of the pandemic until we have the resources to treat COVID patients without flooding the hospitals. In fact, before the COVID pandemic, ICU capacity was set to handle the winter surge in flu cases, and we were okay with a certain number of people getting really sick from and dying of the flu. It seems that we're almost there in terms of hospital capacity in NYC. It might improve as staffing increases, but it may also decline as healthcare workers burn out and leave the profession if we continue to push them. We don't know yet, but there's been a lot of federal money thrown at hospitals.

With any luck, maybe omicron just infects everyone by March, and we are able to handle the peak hospitalizations and deaths with the new monoclonal antibodies and anti-viral medications (which hopefully should be in higher production) and the omicron-specific vaccine can be given to the really vulnerable, like the elderly, immune-compromised, etc. At that point, we would be over COVID.

MisterBW
MisterBW
9 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Omicron is 91% less deadly than Delta per the CDC. Ergo less deadly than the flu.

Let er rip...

stork38
stork38
7 · 4 days ago · Reddit

If she lifts the mandate, I hope businesses follow suit. Even a few months ago when cases were very low and there were no mandates, random businesses would yell at you for not walking in with a mask.

ejpusa
ejpusa
7 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Fever dreams ... :-)

Assume 100% of a will catch ‘the Cron. Stock market continues hitting new highs.

The DOW looks about 6 months ahead. It seems to be saying no big deal. Like zero worries.

23 year olds drive the future economy. And those 900 3X 100% confirmed Covid cases at Cornell, remember them?

The students want back in classes or their $72K a year tuition $$$s back. They don’t seem to be too concerned.

They’ll take their chances. And they are pretty smart at Cornell. Like super smart.

History will look back, this was an illness that targeted an older population. That’s the data.

As an “old guy”, with pre-existing conditions. To shut down the entire elementary school system in East New York because an old guy like me gets a confirmed case of Covid is insane.

Totally insane. Why did you do that? Is your goal to destroy a generation of kids? Sure some will catch up, but some will never catch up. Never.

The most most important person you will ever meet in your life is a reading teacher. No one will ever be that important to you. No one.

Edit: You can’t make up for that loss. I know I would not have. A reading teacher made sure I could read. And that’s not happening online. It’s not, and we all know that.

I_am_cheese_are_you
I_am_cheese_are_you
7 · 4 days ago · Reddit

I wouldn’t mind keeping the mask throughout all of winter. I caught a super nasty case of the flu just by riding the train to work. Plus some nice warmth protection from the cold!

darkknight915
darkknight915
5 · 4 days ago · Reddit

I love people still wearing masks and following these fake rules like it’s 2020 lol.

swampy13
swampy13
5 · 4 days ago · Reddit

If everyone wore a mask on the subway forever, it would usher in a public transit utopia. Cold and flu season on the subway is so gross, and I've noticed even on very busy trains, the overall noise level is quieter. I think having a mask on just inherently makes you less likely to just blab and blab.